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March 6, 2019 Minutes

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, March 6th, 2019

 

Granger Parks and Rec Board Meeting, March 6th, 2019

 

  1. General Agenda Items:

Call to Order: Jeri Wendzel called to order at 7:02p.m.

Roll Call: Present – Jeri Wendzel, Jennifer Kopp, Ryan Castro, and Erik Smith

Members of Public – Jennifer Harned (Parks and Rec Director), Brad Feick

Approval of the Agenda – Jenn Motions, Erik seconds (all ayes)

Approval of February 6th, 2019 Minutes: Jenn motions, Ryan seconds (all ayes)

 

Public Forum-

  1. Little League
    1. Proposal: Currently bases are 60, 65, and 70-foot bases. They would like to add 80-foot bases and 90-foot bases to the Community Center (Carla arrived at 7:04).
      1. They would also like us to provide the infield material to do it
    2. Cost: They estimate the cost somewhere in the $1500 to $3000 range. It could be less. They will be run some numbers and get back to us.
      1. Jen is concerned because it would not be in the budget for this year, so we would not be able to confidently fund it until June.
    3. Benefits
      1. This would provide a place to practice a place for people to practice and play games for Little League Juniors teams and for USSSA teams at this age. These bases would be regulation for what those teams need. It would still not be regulation for the outfield.
    4. Vote
      1. We voted on whether or not to give them approval with these conditions: Bases changed to 80 feet, most of the grass taken out would be behind 2nd base, and they would raise most of the funding.
      2. Ryan Motions. Jeri seconds.
      3. They are presenting to city council with Jen at the next meeting.

 

  1. Board Discussion Items
  2. Director’s Report:

 

  1. Program Guide :
  • We had quite a bit of interest in advertisements from our local businesses.

 

 

  1. Summer Job Description:
  • During the summer, we have a summer camp for preschool and lower elementary. The current supervisor is going to need to have some time off during the summer. She has created a job description for someone to be a substitute/float.
    • Vote: We voted on whether or not to advertise for this position. Also, for Jen to propose to city council.
    • Jeri Motions. Erik Seconds. All ayes.

 

  1. CCRA/Parks: Currently, out of our 2018/2019 fiscal budget, Parks is 55% spent, and the Community Center is 65% spent.

 

  1. Grants Update:
  • IPRA: They did not approve for this grant to be used for a TV in our lobby that we could use for advertisements.
    • This is the only grant we have heard back from yet.

 

III. Board Action:

  1. Sandy Foster & Troy Polito Baseball Field Proposal
  2. Summer Job Description
  1. Vote: We voted on whether or not to advertise for this position. Also, for Jen to propose to city council.
  2. Jeri Motions. Erik Seconds. All ayes.

 

 

  1. Old Business: None.

 

  1. New Business: Next meeting will be Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019 at 7 PM.

 

VI Adjournment: All Ayes to Adjourn

 

Erik motions, Ryan seconds, meeting adjourned at 7:46  PM

 

Submitted by Jennifer Kopp, Secretary